Authorities: Kentucky fugitive dies in shootout

Floyd Ray Cook
Floyd Ray Cook is seen in an undated photo provided by the Kentucky State Police. A manhunt is underway for Cook, who is accused of shooting and wounding a Tennessee police officer and then firing at a state trooper in Kentucky. Classes were called off Monday in Cumberland County as the manhunt continued. (Kentucky State Police via AP)

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Here are the latest developments in the search for a man accused of shooting at law officers in Tennessee and Kentucky (all times local):

1:50 a.m.

Authorities say a fugitive accused of shooting a Tennessee police officer and firing at a Kentucky trooper has been killed in a shootout with authorities after a nearly weeklong manhunt.

A statement from Kentucky State Police says 62-year-old Floyd Ray Cook was fatally shot early Friday in south-central Kentucky during an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement officers who had found him.

No officers were injured.

Cook is accused of shooting and injuring an Algood, Tennessee, police officer during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.

Kentucky State Police say a trooper then spotted Cook’s vehicle and attempted to stop him near Burkesville, just inside the Kentucky state line. Authorities say Cook tried to flee, wrecked his vehicle and began firing at the trooper, who wasn’t hit. Cook escaped, and authorities had been searching for him since then.

Convicted of rape in the 1970s, Cook was wanted in Marion County, Kentucky, for failing to comply with the sex offender registry.

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